Wednesday, 8 July 2015

Summer of Color #5

Once again the participants in this year's SOC were set a considerable challenge. Two greens and a pink - where does she come up with these combinations?

Because I had more time this week, I decided to paint some fabric. The colors weren't really inspiring me so I just played. I used some GAC 900 and fluid acrylics, mixing cyan and yellow to get two different greens and just going with primary magenta for my pink.
painted fabric tote bag

other side of tote with pocket showing
I painted two pieces of fabric because I mixed up too much paint (I still have some left - lol). I made a nice large tote bag: perfect for carrying a couple of 11 x 14 paintings or some binders. The bag is lined with a pocket inside and one outside.
painted fabric in greens & pink

I will probably make another bag with the second piece of fabric but who knows?

While I was thinking about greens & pink, I decided to try something with my watercolors. The best thing about painting is being able to mix your colors so I started experimenting until I got some shades that I liked and then I did a simple little landscape. It is hard to believe that I just used the three colors stipulated - hooker's green, thalo yellow green and permanent rose.
At the Lakeside 5 x 7 watercolor
There is just one week left in the SOC challenge - what will Kristin come up with next? You can read more about the SOC here - http://www.twinkletwinklelikeastar.blogspot.ca/2015/07/the-summer-of-color-5-week-5.html

47 comments:

  1. Very clever in the fabric painting. I love your watercolor as that is my passion.

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    1. Thanks Wanda. Watercolor is my favorite too but I play with a wide variety of media. I like to try different things to keep fresh. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Nice work for SOC, love the landscape. Valerie

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    1. Thank you Valerie-Jael. The landscape was an after-thought but seems to be the most appreciated - lol

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  3. Beautiful landscape and a very cheerful tote bag.

    Love and hugs
    Maarit

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  4. I love your tote bag, your watercolour landscape is beautiful.x

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    1. Thank you Sue. One thing about greens & pink - they are cheerful!

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  5. First of all, your tote bag is absolutely adorable and such a creative and cool way to use this week's SOC colors! Secondly, your landscape painting is very beautiful! So serene and just gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you Sharon. I think the tote will bring a touch of spring all year round and the landscape was an interesting experiment - Have a great weekend.

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  6. I love both you made for this challenge! Ulrike

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    1. Thank you Ulrike. I really like what you did with these colors too - fabulous collage! Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. what a fun summer tote, and your lakeside painting is so beautiful and serene!

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    1. Thank you Linda. This week's colors were perfect for the tote to give a touch of summer all year long. And the painting? pure luck!

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  8. Lovely fabrics.
    I absolutely love your watercolor-painting!

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    1. Thank you so much Valerie. I really appreciate your comments.

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  9. Love both the bag and the painting! What beautiful pieces!

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    1. Thank you Mary Ann for the lovely comments. I enjoy seeing all of the art and finding new 'friends'.

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  10. Your bag is so fun, and your watercolour is just stunning!

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    1. Thank you very much Electra for the lovely comment. It was really nice of you to stop by.

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  11. That bag is terrific, Val, and I'm so impressed with your watercolour, too. More than that, I'm impressed with all the work you're doing for this summer of colour - I've not even finished week one!

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    1. Thanks Win. The SOC is pretty much the only art I am getting done but it is fun. Also, I don't have to get up and go to a job like some I could name - lol. Have a great weekend.

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  12. Love the fabric pieces, they remind me of old fashioned ribbon candy! Your landscap is wonderful too Val!

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    1. Hi Sheila, One of my home-made stamps does look like ribbon candy (now I need something sweet - darn). I was surprised that the watercolor has been so popular as it was such an after thought - life is strange! Have a good weekend.

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  13. gosh, these are both wonderful!

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    1. Thank you very much Tammie Lee for the lovely comment.

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  14. wonderful painting - and the tote is perfect for summer!

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments Johanna

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  15. Really gorgeous pieces. What a wonderful tote bag!

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    1. Thank you Susan. I am debating keeping the tote bag instead of putting a price on it because it is so spring/summer-like and perks me up just seeing it.

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  16. Color me impressed. I have never used that GAC 900, but I hear it makes the paint soft once it's dry. I don't need to worry about that with my quiltlets, but I'm sure you needed it for your lovely bag and fabric. You did a fantastic job with this. Fun and functional, too.

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    1. Thanks so much for your comment. As I already have acrylics to use in my painting, and do not want to add another media to my shelves, I use the GAC 900 instead of fabric paint. If you use too much paint on your fabric (I use old sheets too) it can be a bit stiff but it works well for bags as it adds a bit of strength. Next I plan to actually paint a picture or something - when I have some time - lol. Thanks for stopping by.

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  17. Love your watercolour landscape, and wow some cheerful bright fabric - you're very creative Val

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    1. Thank you Robyn. My husband always jokes that my art and other creative endeavours keeps me off the street - lol. Busy hands etc.

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  18. Val, I am so enjoying this challenge. I always smile as I am amazed that your creativity knows no bounds. Love the totes. Yiu go girl

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    1. Thanks Nelvia. You are making me sound like a super-woman. I assure you that my creativity has boundaries and that I have artist block sometimes just like everyone. Challenges like this are great if you do have a bit of a block though because they give you a starting point. Thanks for stopping by.

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  19. I like your bag, but the watercolor of the lake is a WOW. It's interesting how many browns you made by mixing the pink with the greens.

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  20. Thanks for your comment Neena. I like painting landscapes best and when I saw the colors for this week I didn't think I would be able to do anything with them . I was surprised by what I managed to paint - I love mixing my own colors! Thanks for stopping by.

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  21. nice colourful tote bag :D and very pretty landscape :)

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    1. Thank you Jennifer for your kind comments

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  22. Two gorgeous projects. Your landscape is so beautiful,

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment Lorraine. I am please with both of my efforts for this color and am constantly surprised that the landscape turned out so well. Have a great Sunday.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and for the lovely comment!

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